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Monthly Archives: April 2017

So I keep saying every year that I will compile a list for the panel attendees. Well, this time I actually followed through. Obviously, this is a short list, but hopefully it will direct you to many more black women/non-binary creators of the ‘Verse!

Comics

Mikki Kendall – Swords of Sorrow

Roxanne Gay – World of Wakanda (Marvel)

Yona Harvey – Storm (Marvel)

Felicia Henderson – Teen Titans, Static Shock (DC)

Angela Robinson – The Web (DC)

Taneka Stotts – Beyond The Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Comic Anthology

Erika Alexander (yes, THE Maxine Shaw) – Concrete Park

Sources:

30 Black Comic Book Writers You Should Know – Book Riot, August 10, 2016

 

TV/Film

Ava DuVernay

Kasi Lemmons

Julie Dash

Salli Richardson Whitfield

Darnell Martin

Janelle Cook

Hanelle Cooper

Sources:

7 Black Female Directors Earning Incredible Hollywood Review – Mashable, January 13, 2015

16 Black Women Killing It Behind The Scenes Of Television – Buzzfeed, February 9, 2017

 

Literature

N.K. Jemisin

Nnedi Okorafor

Nisi Shawl

Nalo Hopkinson

Andrea Hairston

Chesya Burke – Check out her write-up on Black Women In Speculative Fiction!

Sheree R. Thomas

Tanavarie Due

Alaya Dawn Johnson – Check out her write-up for NPR’s Codeswitch!

Sources:

7 Black Women Science Fiction Writers Everyone Should Know – For Harriett, August 7, 2014

10 Sci-Fi Stories Created By Women Of Color – The Mary Sue, September 4, 2015

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I promised myself I was going to get better at promoting my work. However, what with being on vacation and shaking off the sting of the latest rejection (such is a writer’s life), I’ve been a little slack on that resolution.

With that being said, I am super excited to be back at C2E2 this year! C2E2 has been a great home con for me over the last 5 years, and ReedPop has been a welcoming company in terms of promoting diversity and inclusion of marginalized nerds and geeks. As it has already stated by someone MUCH MUCH more influential than I, everyone gets to be a geek!

With that in mind, here is my C2E2 schedule.

On Friday at 6:45 pm, I will be moderating You Have Died From Exposure . We will be talking about the importance of equally compensating marginalized geeky creators as a market would and does those of the cishet white male persuasion.

On Saturday at 4:15 pm, I will be back with the Black Nerd Girl’s Journey and More Than Warriors & Weather Witches crew moderating Behind The Parable And The Power. We will be celebrating the black women/NBs behind our favorite stories of the ‘Verse, how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to go. We will also be kicking off this panel with a discussion about Yona Harvey, the first black woman to write Storm!

If you can make it, I hope to see you there!